The UK’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) opened up to applicants this month.
Property owners who are having their generated by green technologies such as heat pumps, solar thermal and biomass boiler will qualify for quarterly payments under the scheme – as long their equipment was installed after July 15, 2009.
We are all hoping that the RHI will be a success and lead to more people using green energy systems, and the Government has stated it will help to meet its renewable energy targets. £860million has been allocated to support the incentive and although it is not a perfect policy, the opening of the RHI scheme is a welcome move coming so soon after the slashing of the Feed In Tariff rates for solar panel installations.
The RHI scheme will have a phased introduction and this first phase focuses on the non-domestic sector to support eligible renewable heating technology schemes across a range of commercial or industrial premises or which are in use in the public or the not-for-profit sector.
The scheme was put on-hold just days before its original launch so the Government could review the rates paid to producers of a range of renewable technologies.
For more information on the Renewable Heat Incentive visit www.energysavingtrust.co.uk